Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck Usher: Sandy First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela Prayers: Alison Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F. Altar Guild: Jayne Coffee Hour: Ted F. Vestry Member in Charge: Ted F.
Weekday Healing Prayer and Eucharist at 12:00 noon on Thursdays
St. John's Calendar
The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>.
Sunday, November 11:
8:00 a.m. – Contemplative Eucharist
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Music and Stewardship Testimonial
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursday, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
At St. John's
Meditation on Tuesdays at 4:00 at St. John's.Please join us for 30 minutes of shared silence and "prayer of the heart," an ancient meditative practice of the Christian tradition. All are welcome! We meditate sitting on chairs, though if you prefer to sit on the floor, feel free to bring a mat or cushion. If you are new to meditation, have questions or concerns, or would like more information, please contact Mother Kathleen.
Westside Food Pantry:
The Bar Harbor Congregational Church is again undertaking a Thanksgiving Food Basket Project. The Westside Food Pantry is the coordinator for basket requests from the west side of MDI. The Pantry will once again provide the meat for the approximately 125 baskets to be distributed on "this side."
This project always requires some extra effort on our part and a chance for others to volunteer in being part of this opportunity to put our caring into practice. So, I want to announce two ways to help make this happen.
First, Thanksgiving Basket Pickup in Bar Harbor: Monday, November 19 at 12:30 PM. We need larger vehicles (SUV's, vans, and trucks), as well as "box carriers" containing the food items for the individual households. If you have such a vehicle, and/or can help load the boxes in Bar Harbor and unload them in SWH (at the fire station), please let me know. Even if you don't have a vehicle, but will help load/unload, also let me know. Simply, "reply" with your type of vehicle or offer to load to Dean Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second, Thanksgiving Basket Distribution at SWH Fire Station, Tuesday, November 20, 9:30 AM to 12 Noon. We will distribute the baskets to those who have registered on Tuesday. This is a cheerful event of good holiday spirit with our neighbors. If you can help all or part of the time, simply "reply" to the above address and let me know of your availability.
I hope that you will make this project a part of your celebration of "thanks giving" and share with our neighbors a spirit of caring and gratitude.
The next distribution will be Sunday, November 18th, 12 Noon to 1 PM, at the Harbor House.
The Westside Food Pantry will receive $1 for each Fight Hunger bag purchased at Hannaford's in Bar Harbor during November; and at Schnucks at 4500 West Lloyd Expressway in Evansville, IN during December.
From the Diocese of Maine
As a Parish of the Diocese of Maine, we are part of a church family that extends from Kittery to Fort Kent, and connects us to the rest of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. We share ministry with our Bishop and with every worshipping community.
If you are not subscribed to the Diocesan twice monthly email newsletter, the DioLog, please click [here] to subscribe. If you are subscribed, don't forget to open it and read it every time! There is a lot going on in every corner of the Diocese, and you wouldn't want to miss anything!
Moving forward in the process that will lead to the calling of our next bishop, the Diocese of Maine has published our Diocesan Profile at http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/timeline/profile/. This snapshot of our diocese has been made available across the church, and it is worth reading to see how we are presenting ourselves to potential candidates. The profile also includes a timeline of the process, culminating in an election in February and the consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine in June, 2019.
The 199th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
"The Way of Love"
Saturday, October 27, 2018
at the University of Southern Maine, Portland
Delegates from St. Andrew & St. John
will be Pamela Smith and Ted Fletcher
For more information about the agenda, elections, resolutions
Confidential Prayer Chain: Unlike our published prayer lists, prayer requests that come into the Prayer Chain remain private to the prayer chain itself, which will pray devotedly for one week unless an updated request is made. If you'd like to know more about this or our Pastoral Care Team, please contact our office administrators or Mother Kathleen.
Church of Our Father:
The Next Men's Group Event is a joint effort between the OME committee and the men's group of Church of Our Father and is scheduled for TUESDAY, November 13 at 5:00 with soup and bread dinner followed by a screening of the movie "I can only Imagine". (the true story of the lead singer of Mercy Me - a famous Christian group). Admission is by donation to the Bar harbor Food Pantry. We're inviting all churches on the Island to attend too! Please reply to ShalomCoof@gmail.com so we can have an idea of numbers.
Somesville Church: Hollydays Fair, Saturday, November 17th, 9:00-2:00. The place to be for your "One Stop Holiday Shopping". Handmade crafts, balsam wreaths, raffle baskets, cookie walk and baked goods, Christmas treasures, ornaments, jellies and jams, candy, re-gifting items and much more. Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:00 (seafood chowder, vegetable soup, breads, dessert, beverage).
St. Dunstan's: St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth, will present its annual Holiday Silent & Chinese Auction, Food and Fine Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 17, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Proceeds from this event will benefit Downeast Community Partners' Heating and Warmth (THAW) Fund and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic. In addition to baked goods and artisan crafts including items done in fabric, woven fabric, art glass and ceramic tiles, a Chinese and Silent Auction will be available featuring many gift certificates from area merchants and restaurants. Visitors may also enjoy breakfast and luncheon items for purchase on site including seafood chowder. The members of St Dunstan's are committed to a mission of community outreach and hope you will join us on November 17 to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and support those in need.
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 134 State Street in Ellsworth, will present its annual Holiday Silent &Chinese Auction, Food and Fine Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Proceeds from this event will benefit Downeast Community Partners' Heating and Warmth (THAW) Fund and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic.
In addition to baked goods and artisan crafts including items done in fabric, woven fabric, art glass and ceramic tiles, a Chinese and Silent Auction will be available featuring many gift certificates from area merchants and restaurants. Visitors may also enjoy breakfast and luncheon items for purchase on site including seafood chowder.
The Alcyon Center is a place of contemplation and peace, offering a variety of programs including quiet days, a gathering of women to discuss various topics through poetry, personal experiences (Soul Friends), a monthly quiet day and a weekly study of the Gospel for the coming Sunday. The center is located in Seal Cove on MDI. For more information please visit their website at alcyoncenter.org
Services at the Partnership Parishes:
St. Andrew & St. John
Sundays — 8:00 a.m. — Contemplative Eucharist
10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist with Music
Tuesdays — 4:00 pm–Meditation
Thursdays—12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
Church of Our Father
Sundays—8:00 and 10:00 a.m.—Eucharist
Wednesdays, 8:00 am—Eucharist.
Sundays—7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Eucharist
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am—Morning Prayer
Wednesdays, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
Keep in your prayers this week:
Michael Shook, Sue Newman, Beth Pfeifer, Eric Lange, Paul Milligan, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Jim Risser, Ray McDonald, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short, and Bob Theriault.
The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Priest in Charge (669-2029) Stephen Sampson, Music Director Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (244-3229) Sr. Warden, Gen MacKenzie (244-7313) Jr. Warden, Ted Fletcher (244-5225) The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 2:00 (244-3229)